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lafayettebiker alicialeggett's article
Jul 9, 2021 at 17:48
Jul 9, 2021
Updated: Montana Grizzly Bear Suspected of Killing Bikepacker Shot & Killed
Everyone saying that they couldn't be experienced or they would have known better: as a backpacker/climber, i've heard countless stories of highly experienced people making a dumb error or having a lapse in judgement. It's actually pretty easy to do something wrong once in a while, and if the stakes are really high, it can be deadly. It surprises me that you guys don't think that's possible. It's a pretty big mistake, but believable. Like, I know how to rappel perfectly fine, but one time I spaced out and threaded the ropes so wrong I could have easily died. People f up sometimes, no need to drag this woman through the dirt
lafayettebiker pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 23, 2021 at 10:47
Feb 23, 2021
Video: What Bikes Are The North Shore Locals Riding? - Daily Driver Bike Checks
@daugherd: i mean, pinkbike users are known to critique everything so I get how they'd have the attitude of like ugh, whatever, but personally I think this is a really valid critique. I guess video allows the riders to talk about their bikes, but I liked the articles so I could get a quick view of each bike and look at the cool ones for longer. A video feels like more commitment and harder to view, even if you can skip around.
lafayettebiker surkovich's article
Dec 26, 2020 at 20:06
Dec 26, 2020
Video: Dusty Summer Laps in Northern California
@pistol2ne: say what you want but you must know you can't use "science" in your argument. "the science is lost"?? If your concern is economic, say that. Don't pretend your argument is supported by science, though.
lafayettebiker RideConcepts's article
Dec 8, 2020 at 17:09
Dec 8, 2020
Ride Concepts Partners with High Fives Foundation to Raise Funds for Adaptive Bike
What exactly is your question? I see a concern that "fake" disabled people are gonna ride mopeds on your bike trails, but is that a real problem and does that apply here? Edit: checked out profile and all your comments are like, preemptive complaints about people u don't like (eco nuts, teachers, etc)
lafayettebiker mikelevy's article
Dec 8, 2020 at 17:00
Dec 8, 2020
First Look: Intend's New Inverted Fork Uses One and a Half Crowns
He said it's more of a niche product created for its technical ability, and never going to be coming standard on bike builds. But if this is a technically good design, wouldn't it be a good thing to advance bike tech even if it isn't already popular? That's how innovation happens
lafayettebiker danielsapp's article
Dec 5, 2020 at 0:27
Dec 5, 2020
Bike Check: Rab Wardell's Santa Cruz Blur
@mattg95: I understand his attitude because he describes the negative part of FKT culture, and also understand your description of the beneficial side. They could both be true, which side dominates is the question I guess. On another note, rock climbing also has this, and there's a major debate on it because on the upper end of the sport it has caused accidents, and doesn't conform to some people's climbing philosophies. The whole style nowdays is about speed, everyone wants to do the Nose in a day, not 3 days. Fast and light is also the style in mountaineering overall, alpine's always better than a siege. It makes sense because the number of unclimbed routes has decreased and techniques have kinda plateaued. Styles come and go, I wonder when it will change. Personally I don't care about style, I just want to get to the top.
lafayettebiker JohnyDiegoSalido's article
Dec 4, 2020 at 23:09
Dec 4, 2020
Video: Following Johny Salido's Dreams of Rampage in 'Keep on Keeping on'
Had no idea he was so young, and that he's already done so much. He's insanely good for his age. Really good video and it shows that we (sponsors and media) should look out for amazing riders who just haven't gotten as much exposure because they don't live in whistler or the usa.
lafayettebiker Thredbo-MTB's article
Nov 21, 2020 at 12:10
Nov 21, 2020
Video: The Boom of Mountain Biking at Thredbo in the 2010s
@Braench: Same with the SF bay area, why is mountain biking still viewed by local politicians, business owners, & park boards as a fringe sport, unworthy of dedicated trails? It's frustrating that parks think sharing a fire road with hikers and equestrians is adequate for mountain bikers. The next phase of mountain biking will be expansion of trails and acceptance of mountain biking from local governments.
lafayettebiker sarahmoore's article
Nov 6, 2020 at 13:15
Nov 6, 2020
[Updated] Drew Bezanson Injured in Car Accident
@DuelingBanjos: It can be true at the same time that cars are important, and that drivers are often unsafe, and car companies reluctant to increase car safety. Ever since I got in an accident I'm amazed how many ppl drive like they don't know the consequence of crashing. And then there's the issue of disparate gender injury stats due to the standard crash test dummy...so I don't drive aggressively. I'm not saying that was the cause of this accident, of course. This sucks and I hope he's ok.
lafayettebiker edspratt's article
Oct 18, 2020 at 1:38
Oct 18, 2020
Mille Johnset Out of Racing in Maribor After Crash in Round 1 Finals
@Medacus: lol yeah, and people are downvoting regular comments saying "congrats, she's so tough." There's a weird bitterness from some people and you can see it now that the votes are all shown.
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